Northstar Center receives final approval

WILLISTON Williston city commissioners gave unanimous final approval for Northstar Center at their April 22 meeting.

The center is a planned major development that will combine commercial, retail and housing space to the north of Williston. The council approved the project in full with no changes from its 535-acre design along U.S. Highway 85 between 56th Street Northwest and the Williams County Road 6 bypass.

Lead developer Patrick Murphy, owner of Murphy Motors in Williston, said he expects ground breaking on the center to take place some time in the middle of May but has not yet set a firm date.

Flint McColgan